Rankings of business schools in South Africa

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Rankings of business schools in South Africa are largely based on international business schools rankings, no current publication attempts to rank South African business schools in a definitive way.

PMR.africa[edit]

PMR.africa conducts an annual survey of marketing managers/directors and line managers on MBA graduates and students in the workplace representing accredited business schools. The rankings are based on the perceptions of the respondents.[1]

19 attributes are measured:

  • Academic knowledge
  • Application of knowledge in the workplace
  • Communication skills/abilities
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial skills/capacity/abilities
  • Environmental awareness
  • Ethical business conduct
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Implementation of corporate governance
  • Information management
  • Innovation
  • Insight into sound sustainable development
  • International perspective
  • Leadership skills/abilities
  • Marketing management
  • Operational management
  • Quantitative abilities/skills
  • Strategic management

2011[edit]

SA Rank Business school Mean average 2011[2]
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science 8.29
2 University of Stellenbosch Business School 8.18
3 Wits Business School – University of the Witwatersrand 8.10
4 University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business 8.05
5 Graduate School of Business - University of KwaZulu-Natal 7.99
6 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School 7.95
7 Milpark Business School 7.85
8 Henley Business School South Africa 7.82
9 Rhodes Business School - Rhodes University 7.76
10 Potchefstroom Business School- North-West University 7.74
11 Graduate School of Business Leadership - University of South Africa 7.65
12 Management College of Southern Africa 7.60
13 School of Management – University of the Free State 7.52
14 Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership - University of Limpopo 7.49
15 School of Engineering, Technology & Business - South African College of Business and Technology 7.39

2012[edit]

SA Rank Business school Mean average 2012[3]
1 University of Stellenbosch Business School 8.00
2 Wits Business School – University of the Witwatersrand 7.90
3 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science 7.85
4 University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business 7.83
5 Milpark Business School 7.75
6 Rhodes Business School - Rhodes University 7.70
7 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School 7.63
8 Graduate School of Business - University of KwaZulu-Natal 7.50
9 Potchefstroom Business School- North-West University 7.45
10 Graduate School of Business Leadership- University of South Africa 7.45
11 Management College of Southern Africa 7.30
12 Henley Business School South Africa 7.20
13 School of Management – University of the Free State 7.10
14 Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership - University of Limpopo 7.03
15 Tshwane University of Technology Business School 6.90
PMR.africa - Other specialist degrees Mean Score
University of Johannesburg - MCom Business Management 7.90

Financial Times[edit]

MBA[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
1 UCT Graduate School of Business[4] 89 71 71 89 60 54 74

Note: This is the only ranked South African business school in this category.

Executive MBA[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[5] - - - - 67 60

Note: This is the only ranked South African business school in this category.

Executive Education Customised[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[6] 49 51 41 38 - 42
2 University of Stellenbosch Business School[7] - 60 63 - - 57
3 UCT Graduate School of Business[8] - - - 49 59 65
4 University of the Witwatersrand[9] 59 62 62 - - -

Note: These are the only ranked South African business schools in this category.

Executive Education Open[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[10] 38 38 49 50 49 47
2 University of the Witwatersrand[11] 48 - - 53 56 55
3 University of Stellenbosch Business School [12] 46 50 55 - - 62

Note: These are the only ranked South African business schools in this category.

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